Judge Says Insurers Must Defend JWR In Chinese Drywall Suit

Law360, New York (April 9, 2012, 10:28 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Monday ruled that contractor JWR Construction Services Inc.'s insurers could not dodge the defense costs in underlying state court litigation accusing the company of using defective Chinese drywall in condominium units.

U.S. District Judge Paul C. Huck granted partial summary judgment in JWR's favor, finding that Great American Fidelity Insurance Co. and Great American E&S Insurance Co. had a duty to defend JWR, though he declined to rule on the duty to indemnify, staying the case until a judgment or settlement...
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